Monday, May 10, 2021

Sugar Bowl Ski Team & Academy

Location: Sugar Bowl Academy: 815 Lupine Trail, Norden, CA 95724

Phone: (530)269-7401


Grades: 6 through PG

Category: Full-year traditional ski academy, Prep school with competitive ski programs, full-year school with winter term option, ski team with academic offering, ski team with academic offering, day school boarding

Application Deadline: 3/15/2021

Day School Cost: $39,750

Boarding School Cost: $59,250

Financial Aid: Yes

Notable Coaches: Brad Saxe, Michael Prado, Andrew Becker, Chuck Harris, Will Sweetser

Notable Alumni: Luke Winters Gwen Wattenmaker Hannah Halvorsen Katie Parker Louis Mullen-Schulte Griffin Knorpp James Michel Macedo Preston O’Brien Sophia Staudenmayer Chris O’Brien Riley Plant 

Featured Alumni

Academic Approach: Sugar Bowl Academy’s learning process is connected, personal, and dynamic. Sugar Bowl Academy offers a full range of college preparatory and AP courses. All courses foster critical thinking and effective communication. Sugar Bowl Academy’s curriculum is designed to empower student-athletes with the mindset and skills necessary to pursue their aspirations in a changing future. Instruction is personalized, dynamic, experiential, and engaging. The SBA academic experience emphasizes depth and breadth of content, stresses critical and creative thinking, and relies on active participation.

Athletic Approach: Throughout the competition season, athletes are on on-snow five to six days per week, either training or racing. While at Sugar Bowl, the daily training schedule will allow time for all facets of alpine ski racing including on-snow training, video analysis, physical recovery and equipment maintenance. We build year-round athletic calendars taking into account the athlete’s ability, experience and physical condition and tailored to your goals. Whether you want to make the U.S. Ski Team, race for an NCAA or USCSA collegiate program, we’ll provide you with every opportunity to take your skills as far as they can go. The preparation period begins after the final race of the season — and we’ll be ready with a comprehensive offering of on-snow camps. We plan camps locally (Tahoe and Mammoth), nationally (Mt. Hood and Colorado) and abroad (Chile, New Zealand, Europe) to enable you to be on-snow up to 60 days before the ski racing season begins. You’re encouraged to work with our coaches and find out what makes most sense for your family — one size does not fit all. We provide the opportunities; you take advantage.

Training Facilities:

Unique ski-in/ski-out access to 1,500 vertical feet, 1,700 acres and 13 lifts. Supervised access to unrivaled backcountry terrain. 103 Trails across 1,700 acres 4 peaks. 6,000 acres in North America’s largest XC resort. A private race arena at Sugar Bowl Resort accessed by a high-speed quad, outfitted with a cutting-edge watering system and dedicated snowmaking equipment. Multiple full-length Giant Slalom and speed training venues at Sugar Bowl Resort as well as alternate training venues at neighboring resorts to ensure the appropriate variety in terrain.
The graduating class of 2019 at Sugar Bowl Academy throws their hats into the air. Throughout the ceremony, the class remembered Max Burkhart with stories and insights. Photo by Troy Corliss

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